B.A.R.K. Ranger Photo Contest

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Gateway Arch National Park is going to the dogs.

To kick off our new partnership with Purina, we are hosting a photo contest featuring photos of your favorite furry friends. 

We invite you to submit your favorite photo of your pup along with a brief description of what makes your dog Iconic.  Five furry finalists will be chosen, and the public will vote to choose the Gateway Arch National Park honorary B.A.R.K. Ranger of the Year. Click here to learn more about the B.A.R.K. Ranger Program. 

Vote Now!

Click on images to see a larger version and vote.

Important Contest Dates

  • Contest entry period: Wednesday, May 25 – Wednesday, June 9
  • Voting period: June 10 – 23
  • Winner announcement: Friday, June 25 

Winning Prize

The contest winner will be named honorary B.A.R.K. Ranger of the Year and receive a prize pack filled with Arch and Purina-themed goodies.

Contest Requirements

Photos are subject to approval and must meet the following criteria:

  • Must include a dog or dogs.
  • Must not include any people.
  • Limit 1 photo submission per entry.

The winning photo will be the photo with the most “votes” at the conclusion of the contest.  Voting is allowed once per day throughout the duration of the contest. 

Photo Contest Rules and Notes

Note: All photo submissions become the property of Gateway Arch Park Foundation and may be used for promotional purposes. Submission of your photo opts you in to receiving our e-newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time.  

By submitting my photo to the dog photo contest, I agree to the following:

  • I understand that the contest is open to US residents ages 18 years and over. 
  • I acknowledge that submission of the photo is voluntary and that I will not receive financial compensation of any type associated with the submission.
  • I certify that I am the owner of the photo or that I have the right to grant the rights and licenses set forth in this Agreement.
  • I understand that if my photo is the contest winner, I must be able to pick up the gift basket at a mutually agreeable time and understand that it will not be shipped.
  • I certify that the submission and use of the photo does not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights.
  • Photos that are partisan-political, contain advertising, personal attacks or expletives, or are otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit or that infringe on the rights of any third person will not be accepted.
  • I may not submit photos for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, and I agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to the photo.
  • Gateway Arch Park Foundation reserves the right to remove, block and or monitor photos, but shall have no obligation to do so.
  • In consideration for allowing me to submit the photo, I hereby grant Gateway Arch Park Foundation a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed and promote the photo in any form, in all media forms, now known or hereinafter created, anywhere in the world, for any purpose. I waive any right to inspect or approve any use of the photo.
  • I submit photos at my own risk. Gateway Arch Park Foundation does not maintain any responsibility for the photos submitted.
  • Gateway Arch Park Foundation does not endorse any photo.
  • Photos that previously won the Arch Bark photo contest are ineligible
  • I hereby hold harmless, release and agree to indemnify Gateway Arch Park Foundation from any and all claims, actions, liabilities, and expenses that may arise out of or in connection with submitting the photo.
  • Employees of Gateway Arch Park Foundation are ineligible to win this contest.
  • This Agreement shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the State of Missouri (as applicable) and the federal laws of the United States of America.
  • I have read and fully understand the contents of this Agreement.